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  1. The drive is 1.2MB, but i want to read 360kb...

    The drive is 1.2MB, but i want to read 360kb disks. I have installed the cable correctly in the FDD for sure, but I am not sure about the motherboard, it was very difficult to insert the cable on the...
  2. After a dozen of issues with my old computer and...

    After a dozen of issues with my old computer and receiving the drive and cable, I managed to connect the drive to my 2001 Pentium 4 PC. I connected successfully both the data cable and the molex...
  3. The 1.2MB drive came from ebay. If I want to...

    The 1.2MB drive came from ebay. If I want to write with the 1.2 MB on a 360kb diskette what should I do? Do I need to downgrade to an OS that has integrated DOS like Windows 98 to do this?
  4. Has anyone heard of the PocketZip or Clik! disk...

    Has anyone heard of the PocketZip or Clik! disk by Iomega? It is actually like an 1 inch floppy that holds 40MB. Really strange, I bought 3 of them from ebay
  5. Can a faulty Power Supply cable be repaired?

    My 5.25" floppy drive has finally arrived and I was ready to set my Pentium 4 computer ready by installing Win98. My computer started up a month ago but now it did not. I finally figured out that the...
  6. reading is the least of the problems... I mean...

    reading is the least of the problems... I mean what do you think is easier to operate?
  7. What is better for a 65 year old lady? Tablet/Laptop?

    What is the best for my aunt? She never had any contact with computers or technology in general. She is smart, what is the best type of computer that would be easy to get used to?
  8. What screwdriver shall I use to open up a hard drive?

    For example a Seagate Barracuda? Is it Torx? What size
  9. The "community" idea is quite good, but I don't...

    The "community" idea is quite good, but I don't think it will prove to be successful in a country with a population of less than a million... I created a community about old cars in cyprus though,...
  10. Why can't my GEM (Graphical Environment Manager) GUI operate properly?

    A friend gave me few 5.25" Amstrad System disks he did not need any more. It turned out that a couple of them contained the GEM (Graphical Environment Manager). I tried to run it on my Olivetti M24...
  11. I guess everybody here lives in the US?

    I guess everybody here lives in the US?
  12. Does anyone living in the European Union have...

    I live in Cyprus, and whenever I want to buy vintage computing staff, I come across with american listings on ebay, at least 95% of the time they are in the US, and the shipping price is too damn...
  13. Thank you all for your replies! The storage media...

    Thank you all for your replies! The storage media you posted where stranger than what I expected! I found a very interesting article on PCMAG about Ten Strange PC Storage Formats
  14. Which are the most bizarre and interesting storage media?

    Take for example the Spectrum Microdrive. It was a tiny cartridge that had inside it lots of tape. It was popular in the early to mid 1980s and it was 85kB.

    Other examples can be the zip disk,...
  15. If a person from the 1940s appeared suddenly in...

    If a person from the 1940s appeared suddenly in 2013, what machines would be the most difficult to explain and for him to comprehend?
  16. I finally managed to find where the cable belongs...

    I finally managed to find where the cable belongs to. It is a two pin cable. When I tried to start the machine though, the PSU made a strange sound, and then all my attempts to start again the...
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    Cyprus is a small country, it's expected that...

    Cyprus is a small country, it's expected that shipping will take much more than in the US, where most items can be sent by train, or even norway. Not only the shipping price to Cyprus is usually...
  18. I had it on 230V, and I tried both voltages, no...

    I had it on 230V, and I tried both voltages, no difference.

    I saw something I did not notice before that alarmed me. At the back of my case there is a "button" resembling a naked power button. The...
  19. This is the model of my PSU fsp250-60pna...

    This is the model of my PSU fsp250-60pna. In the picture you can see a red thing above the fuse. Do you know what it is? Maybe its a strange switch? The fuse seems OK in my PSU, and I screwed it back...
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    eBay's "Customer Support"

    We're sorry there's a problem with your purchase. You have 45 days after you buy an item to open a case. Unfortunately, the deadline to contact us about a problem with this item was Jan 23, 2013. You...
  21. Yep, strollin is right. I made a small research...

    Yep, strollin is right. I made a small research on the iOS app market about vintage/old computers. I found to my surprise about 3-4 apps with a similar topic, but not even one provides quick info on...
  22. Sellers that sell products with low demand like...

    Sellers that sell products with low demand like old 5.25 floppy drives usually put a high price for their product (42$), and allow for a best offer! I am quite positive that if I make a 20$ offer it...
  23. Why don't you make an iOS/Android application for vintage computers?

    In the last decade computing changed by a lot. Now everyone is carrying a nanocomputer in his pocket, more powerful than any computer of the early 2000s. These are the smartphones and they are...
  24. All connectors to the motherboard are secure The...

    All connectors to the motherboard are secure
    The power supply has no on and off switch
    Not even a fan works in the system
    The PSU is unscrewed, and it hangs a bit loose in the case (not much)
    ...
  25. I made an offer on the slim floppy drive but I...

    I made an offer on the slim floppy drive but I don't think it will be accepted.

    I plan on making an offer on this TOSHIBA 5.25 FDD since the shipping cost is only 10$ to cyprus, and it is an...
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